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Conference Report 2015: Incubators and Accelerators - a major distraction or a perfect tool for technology transfer?

14 Jul 2015

Sean Fielding RTTP, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter and PraxisUnico Board member, reports from the session he chaired featuring speakers Amy Neale of NDRC, Simon Bond of SETsquared, and Jon Bradford of Techstars London.

This session was a provocative look at whether knowledge transfer professionals are taking full advantage of business incubation and science parks. Each speaker described their approach to making ventures happen, with a contrasting range of opinions discussed. 

Conference 2015 Site Report: Intel

7 Jul 2015

Dr Simon Hepworth, PraxisUnico Conference Committee member and Director of Enterprise, Development & Corporate Affairs, Imperial College London reports back on the site visit to Intel's Leixlip campus.

Conference Report 2015: Funding – beyond grants, competitions and bootstrapping

7 Jul 2015

Neil Hayes RTTP, Commercial Manager, Research & Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter, and member of PraxisUnico Advocacy Committee reports on a this session featuring speakers Brian McCaul, Director of Innovation, Queens University Belfast; Goncalo de Vasconcelos, Co-founder and CEO, SyndicateRoom and Dr Nicola Broughton, Investment Director, Mercia Technologies

Conference Report 2015: Successful engagement with SMEs - what’s the secret?

7 Jul 2015

Gerald Law, Chief Executive of the UK Innovation Forum and Conference Committee member, reports back from the SME engagement session.

Conference Report 2015: CRM - overhyped private sector fad or innovative opportunity for HE growth and resilience?

7 Jul 2015

Sue Hatton, Head, Research Development Unit, Coventry University and member of PraxisUnico Conference Committee, reports back on this session featuring speakers Karen Race, Deputy Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University; James Fry, Partner, Eversheds LLP, and Carl Dempsey, Vice President, Solutions Engineering, Salesforce.

Conference Report 2015: Is Technology Transfer Working?

30 Jun 2015

Sue Ratcliffe, IP Counsel, Swansea University and PraxisUnico Conference Committee member, reports on a talk by Jane Muir RTTP, Associate Director, University of Florida and Immediate Past President AUTM (pictured).

Conference Report 2015: Soft IP

30 Jun 2015

A report from the parallel session on Soft IP delivered by Sue Ratcliffe, IP Counsel, Swansea University, and PraxisUnico Conference Committee member; Naomi Jacobs, Senior Research Associate at Lancaster University, and Mike Butler, Director of the Aston Centre for People and Organisations (ACPO), and Founder and Director of The TRANSFORMATION Project, Aston Business School.

Conference report 2015: Losing the Patent Obsession

30 Jun 2015

Sue Ratcliffe, IP Counsel, Swansea University and PraxisUnico Conference Committee member, reports on a topical session chaired by Sue Sundstrom, RTTP, Head of Technology Transfer, Bristol University and PraxisUnico Training Committee Member.

Conference Report 2015: Topical issues - Marketing

24 Jun 2015

Tricia Latter, Head of RVC Enterprise at Royal Veterinary College and member of the PraxisUnico Board (pictured) reports back on this session led by Jane Muir, RTTP, Associate Director, University of Florida and Immediate Past President, AUTM and facilitated by Iain Thomas, Head of Life Sciences, Cambridge Enterprise.

Conference Report 2015 - IBM Site Visit

24 Jun 2015

Dr Karen Lewis, Associate Director, Innovation, BBSRC,  and member of PraxisUnico's Board and Conference Committee (pictured) reports back from the IBM site visit, hosted by Noel Crawford, Ireland – IBM Innovation Centre & ISV Developer Relation Manager.